Saturday, June 28, 2008

Questions Surfacing

What role do US feminist identified activists have in transnational feminist activism and issues?

If our systematic ways of life directly contribute to the oppression, killing, and starvation of women in the world, what becomes of our advocacy, our social activism here in the US?

What is the practical application of "intersectionality," this popular term bounced around in the femosphere? Is it just a means to better understand and construct our kyriarchal society, or is it meant to lead to something specific in action?

In one week of living in the Philippines, as they have called me a balikbayan, one who "returns (balik) to the country (bayan)," there are an infinite number of questions raised about feminism, its futility, and the westernized construct of "liberation."

I and my feminism are changing.

2 comments:

  1. so good to see you here!
    can't wait to read more.
    love love love

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  2. If our systematic ways of life directly contribute to the oppression, killing, and starvation of women in the world, what becomes of our advocacy, our social activism here in the US?

    Yes, yes. And what does it mean for how we must modify those terms -- advocacy, social activism? What do our actions and discussion of justice mean once we take them out of a US or Western context?

    I am so excited to read more of what you discover and uncover on your journey.

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